Comparing the new Raspberry Pi 2 with the Odroid-C1


In terms of price, the devices are similar so the cost factor falls away when making a choice. The Odroid comes out ahead with respect to CPU and network performance. Its multimedia environment has a lot of hardware-supported video codecs. Additionally, it has a real-time clock and an infrared interface.

The strengths of the new Raspberry Pi are found primarily in the four-member ecosystem to which it belongs. If you are looking to add performance or memory, then the RPi2B represents a great solution for obtaining both. This can be particularly persuasive for the user who has already invested in a lot of accessories but just needs a bit more power.

The Author

Dr. Udo Seidel is actually a math and physics teacher who has been a Linux fan since 1996. After getting his PhD, he worked as a Linux and Unix trainer, systems administrator, and senior solutions engineer. Currently he leads the Linux strategy team and the server automation group at Amadeus Data Processing GmbH in Erding, Germany.

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